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Posted By unterhausen

There is no doubt a lot of us are heavier than we...

There is no doubt a lot of us are heavier than we used to be, but the average sport bike in the '70s came with 32mm tires. And those tires weren't as good as what we have now. When I first started...
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm sticking with 32mm, I think. I have done...

I'm sticking with 32mm, I think. I have done quite a bit of riding on 40mm, up to 600km brevet successfully. I'm planning on getting some faster 32mm, the gravelking slicks in 32mm I have been...
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Views: 536
Posted By unterhausen

the problem with aerobars in groups of 8000 is...

the problem with aerobars in groups of 8000 is people not being able to use their brakes out of fatigue or lack of practice. I don't see how shorter ones really help that problem. Hopefully people...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By unterhausen

You need to free your mind and realize that it's...

You need to free your mind and realize that it's the bb shell and the rear triangle that are off. Okay, it doesn't really matter what is off, but it does matter what you can do about it. On most...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-22, 02:46 PM
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Posted By unterhausen

How are you measuring the 4mm? Tbh, 4mm is not a...

How are you measuring the 4mm? Tbh, 4mm is not a lot. It's not internet bragging rights straight, but ridable.

Everything is relative. I would not want to align a front triangle in a completed...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By unterhausen

I think the thing that causes these cracks is...

I think the thing that causes these cracks is tightening the seat post binder bolt. I suggest finding the biggest seat post that fits.
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Posted By unterhausen

That's not true at all about helmet lights, they...

That's not true at all about helmet lights, they have on/off switches for a reason. Also, I have always had helmet lights where I could easily point them down. I look at my cue sheet all the time...
10-02-22, 06:33 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm definitely in the "natural consequences"...

I'm definitely in the "natural consequences" camp. Of course, spitting and snot rockets can be done in a way that the products just go down, not back. But that's for when you know you are in a...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-22, 06:15 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

The crack on the drive side of the bb shell at...

The crack on the drive side of the bb shell at the seat tube. It's probably the most likely failure point on a lugged bike that was brazed by someone that didn't want to be late for lunch.

Dave...
10-01-22, 06:11 PM
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Views: 294
Posted By unterhausen

Moved here from C&V I can see the pics, but...

Moved here from C&V

I can see the pics, but you might want to upload them here
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Posted By unterhausen

They don't disqualify people on the road. I had...

They don't disqualify people on the road. I had bad knee trouble in 2019 and was way behind where I should have been and was there when they closed a couple of controls. They were running around...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-01-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By unterhausen

Many solid modelers work the same. Draw a closed...

Many solid modelers work the same. Draw a closed sketch and extrude is the usual way to make a box. I remember the first time I tried to draw something in solidworks and how frustrating it was that...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-30-22, 07:04 PM
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Views: 325
Posted By unterhausen

there are a ton of good youtube videos about...

there are a ton of good youtube videos about fusion. Lars for starters. Although if I knew nothing and didn't intend to make money off of cad I would learn freecad.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-22, 06:27 PM
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Views: 551
Posted By unterhausen

It's politics adjacent, no doubt.

It's politics adjacent, no doubt.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-22, 03:39 PM
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Views: 551
Posted By unterhausen

Is there any hope we can leave this thread open...

Is there any hope we can leave this thread open without getting into politics? Politics is only allowed in the P&R forum. Some people need to review the forum rules.
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Views: 536
Posted By unterhausen

I forget if I mentioned this before, but riding...

I forget if I mentioned this before, but riding with an unregistered rider is against the rules for registered riders. So nobody can predict if this will cause problems for OP.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-29-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By unterhausen

I would have them laser cut. Rear track dropouts...

I would have them laser cut. Rear track dropouts are ideal for that either process though.
I keep thinking about having dropouts made. Too many projects right now though, and I would still need a...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-29-22, 07:22 AM
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Views: 148
Posted By unterhausen

I forgot about Martin. M-engineering M-Gineering...

I forgot about Martin. M-engineering M-Gineering (http://www.m-gineering.nl/)

Website from 1998. Could be worse, could be a website from 2009

I follow a lot of European builders on Instagram,...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-29-22, 07:12 AM
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Views: 197
Posted By unterhausen

They probably didn't get good penetration there,...

They probably didn't get good penetration there, and what little filler they did get has cracked. I have never tried it, but I think the rust will keep filler from penetrating, so it's not a simple...
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Views: 536
Posted By unterhausen

The local people and volunteers are the best...

The local people and volunteers are the best part. Maybe not some of the riders, but most of them
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By unterhausen

Waterford apparently had a problem with this kind...

Waterford apparently had a problem with this kind of fastback because I have seen 4 of their bikes with this style and 2 of them were cracked. I looked at one in the hotel bike storage room before...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By unterhausen

That's an interesting collection. Probably every...

That's an interesting collection. Probably every builder that was active in the '70s or early '80s has something similar. The only thing I don't recognize is the dropout that appears to have an...
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Views: 536
Posted By unterhausen

You attributed a quote to me that I didn't write....

You attributed a quote to me that I didn't write.
From what I hear, they are increasing the field enough that you don't have to do any prequalifying this year. It's just to get a better starting...
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Posted By unterhausen

Rumor has it that they are going to do bike...

Rumor has it that they are going to do bike checks on the course. So fitting in would be important. Not having a number plate might get you unwanted attention. Like you say, the roads are open, but...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-27-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By unterhausen

The problem that builders have with that style of...

The problem that builders have with that style of fastback attachment is not getting penetration and then filing a nice sharp line at the joint. Because nobody wants a big fat fillet there. It...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-27-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By unterhausen

Mathias Scherer/Mawis seems to do good work. I'm...

Mathias Scherer/Mawis seems to do good work. I'm sure there are others I'm not thinking of, but he could set you on the right path if he doesn't want to do the job....
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Views: 260
Posted By unterhausen

Some people probably change things and never tell...

Some people probably change things and never tell anyone, so we can't know what they are doing. But putting in an extra spacer or two is all I ever hear of anyone doing. People have extra stems...
09-26-22, 09:39 AM
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Views: 1,093
Posted By unterhausen

I'm not sure why this thread turned so negative,...

I'm not sure why this thread turned so negative, although people probably wanted to see pictures. But they aren't forthcoming, and a lot of posts in here break this subforum's guidelines. That are...
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Views: 260
Posted By unterhausen

I tried a 2 cm shorter stem and felt cramped. I...

I tried a 2 cm shorter stem and felt cramped. I think more people raise their stems. I'm not sure it helps comfort and slows me down, so I don't do it. Best to combat the causes of pain, i.e., do...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-22, 08:51 PM
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Views: 208
Posted By unterhausen

Trail as we usually talk about it is the distance...

Trail as we usually talk about it is the distance along the ground between the steering axis and the contact point of the tire. Mechanical trail is the shortest distance from the steering axis to the...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,160
Posted By unterhausen

There is no way to get a bike tire tube into most...

There is no way to get a bike tire tube into most top tubes.
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Posted By unterhausen

I think it took me about 2 years of riding...

I think it took me about 2 years of riding 200km/month and a super randonneuring series every year to dial in my bike so I was comfortable. Particularly my hands.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-22, 09:32 AM
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Views: 208
Posted By unterhausen

I have never heard of mechanical trail before. ...

I have never heard of mechanical trail before. It's off by less than 10 percent from the trail that everyone uses over a fairly normal range of head angles. I suppose you could have long arguments...
09-22-22, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By unterhausen

I don't take my bp that often, maybe once a week....

I don't take my bp that often, maybe once a week. I have a blood pressure monitor where the electronics is separate. Omron has some of that type for $50-ish that are validated, but mine was about...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-21-22, 06:49 AM
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Views: 1,160
Posted By unterhausen

That looks good

That looks good
09-21-22, 06:46 AM
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Posted By unterhausen

I'm pretty sure you have to de-restrict a bafang...

I'm pretty sure you have to de-restrict a bafang to go more than 20 unless the vendor has de-restricted it for you. But you usually have to ask.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-20-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By unterhausen

Yes, OP would want it to be TIG welded

Yes, OP would want it to be TIG welded
Forum: Framebuilders
09-19-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By unterhausen

I couldn't make myself ride that. That's just...

I couldn't make myself ride that. That's just the way I am.
My criteria is if I know for sure there is no reason to suspect it would break. In this case I couldn't say that.
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Views: 160
Posted By unterhausen

You can use it with a non-dynamo wheel. I have...

You can use it with a non-dynamo wheel. I have one, I built a fork, and I have never used it for goofy reasons. Mostly because I'm slow and intend to get the frame painted some day. I have done quite...
09-18-22, 10:47 AM
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Views: 1,019
Posted By unterhausen

26" is fine. European pro mtb'ers stuck with 26"...

26" is fine. European pro mtb'ers stuck with 26" until their sponsors force them to switch. Then the manufacturers reintroduced 26" disguised as 650b. Don't take that last sentence literally. It's...
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Views: 775
Posted By unterhausen

I don't know any randos that go stupidly slow up...

I don't know any randos that go stupidly slow up hills. A lot of them ride along at a reasonable pace until they hit a hill and then it's 500 watts to the top. Never quite understood it, I...
09-16-22, 08:59 AM
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Views: 1,877
Posted By unterhausen

I have an extra set of wheels with some 40mm...

I have an extra set of wheels with some 40mm Maxxis Velocitas mounted. I'm not sure how much they speed me up, but they are quieter than the Gravelking SK I usually run. And they run fine on smooth...
09-16-22, 08:52 AM
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Views: 818
Posted By unterhausen

We don't allow people to question pricing in this...

We don't allow people to question pricing in this subforum. You might be right, but people here are capable of deciding that for themselves and making an offer based on their own understanding of...
09-15-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,740
Posted By unterhausen

My lbs is sending new repair customers to a...

My lbs is sending new repair customers to a friend that runs a mobile repair service because they are too busy for anyone but existing customers. I think the mobile person will also fix bikes that...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-14-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By unterhausen

One of my frames had lugs with the adjuster on...

One of my frames had lugs with the adjuster on the head tube lug. The rear adjuster broke on the way to France and the whole time I was there shifting the rear derailleur was a bit random. The whole...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-14-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By unterhausen

the first thing the industry did when they got to...

the first thing the industry did when they got to 11+ is drop the front chain ring. So apparently we didn't need all those gears after all. I'm pretty much switched over to 2x10, but nowadays a...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-13-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By unterhausen

All I can say is that I put downtube shifter...

All I can say is that I put downtube shifter bosses on my frames even though they aren't going to have downtube shifters on them.
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Views: 775
Posted By unterhausen

I always tell people that anyone can ride a 400km...

I always tell people that anyone can ride a 400km brevet, having proved it myself one year when I had a persistent sinus infection and didn't train. Just did brevets.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-13-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 638
Posted By unterhausen

Okay, I'll see what I have

Okay, I'll see what I have
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